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Farncombe House and Cottage at the end of a private/no through road in Clapton on the Hill.
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10 reviews
Farncombe House and Cottage at the end of a private/no through road in Clapton on the Hill.
The double bedroom which is down stairs with an ensuite bathroom. Shower over bath.
Looking into bedroom from the ensuite. Sleep well in our peacefull surroundings.
The ensuite bathroom of the double bedded room with shower over bath..
An old painted, leaded window, set into the wall between lounge and top of stairs A sun catcher.  .
The upstairs galley kitchen, small but fully equiped, looking towards the west for the sunsets.
The dining room with a large vellox window overlooking a paddock with Gloucester old spot pigs.
The log burner at one end of the upstairs lounge which is the full width of the house.
The log burner  which makes for a very cosy,comfortable evening after an active sight seeing day.
Looking towards  the other half of the lounge which faces  south.
The south side of the lounge making a sunny reading, quiet or view watching area.
The door that leads to the twin bedroom from the lounge.
The twin room.
The twin with its large vellox window.
The twin room off the lounge with its electric shower.
The view of the Windrush valley towards the Rissingtons and  chicken houses in our paddock.
Looking over the well towards the east.The well( a fixed metal grill)children love plopping stones!
The terrace  with  everchanging views over the Windrush Valley looking east.Fantastic sunrises.  .
Looking east from the top of the garden with Christmas tree planted many years ago.
The house from the top of the garden over the copperbeech hedge looking towards the east and views .
The front of the house. The cottage is to the left with its front door at side of house.
Views from the garden looking towards Bourton on the Water. The cows were hiding when picture taken
Looking from the terrace to the cottage/front door at far side ocottage. Looking west for sunsets.
Come to Farncombe and share our peace and tranquility and fantastic views, walks and sightseeing.
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Clapton on the Hill, Cotswolds, England
Come to Farncombe Cottage for peace and tranquility with spectacular views over the open countryside of the Windrush Valley. We are the last house at the end of a private/no through road in Clapton on the Hill, nearly 700ft above sea level..

Farncombe Cottage forms the western wing of the owners home and is maintained to a very high standard. On the ground floor is the entrance porch with logs stored for the log burner in the winter months.Logs are charged for at the cost to us. Into the hall with the electric meters with trip switches, and book to record usage,- also charged at cost.We have economy 7 which means our electricity is cheaper over night for 6hours.
The large OFF PEAK radiator in the lounge and below meter cupboard in hall are both take in the heat over night and store for the day/evening. The double bedded...
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About the Owner, Julia W
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 10 days ago
Listed since : Jan 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 10 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL312244
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Elaine R
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We found the owners extremely friendly and helpful. Julia was happy to provide useful information by email a few weeks before we arrived and helped out with suggestions for places to eat and shop in the local area. We visited a number of National Trust properties in the area which were all in easy reach of the cottage. Some of...

Management response:

Thank you Elaine for taking the time to write a review. So glad that you all enjoyed your stay and packed in lots of excursions. Yes the coach tours have really bloomed this year. If one lives in large conurbations less than 2 hours drive you can understand people taking advantage. I am sure many will come back to the...


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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We just finished a six day stay at this fabulous cottage in the Cotswold's and I must say it is a real jewel and what a wonder place to relax. The views are superb and the hosts, Julia & Mike and very gracious and helpful. Thanks for letting us stay here it was the perfect getaway as Clapton-on-the-Hill doesn't have...

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I have to say you all looked relaxed and did as much sight seeing as suited you all and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. I am enjoying all your daily blogs and will be travelling with you until October 4th.Enjoy, J & M


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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Great location. Great faciliities. Great hosts. Great week exploring the Cotswolds from this very comfortable, well appointed and welcoming cottage.

Management response:

We are so glad that you enjoyed your weeks holiday with us in our beautiful part of the Cotswolds. We do love to show off our ever changing views of the Windrush Valley and our peace and tranquility and look forward to your next visit! Julia and Mike.


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
All guests are very welcome to a maximum of 4.. We do our very best to clean and maintain our property to a high standard and expect it the same at the end of your stay. Our...
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
26 May 2017 -
29 Jun 2017
Mid May to end June
3 nights
30 Jun 2017 -
20 Jul 2017
3 nights
21 Jul 2017 -
7 Sep 2017
Summer Holidays
7 nights
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
We let Friday to Friday. Departure time 10am and arrival times 4pm to 6pm.Logs for the wood burner are charged at cost and the fire will be burning if it is the cold season when you arrive.Electricity for night storage radiators etc. is charged at cost also and these are kept on during the winter season and when really cold.The cottage is all electric apart from the fire.As I live next door I am on hand to help with any issues or to help in any way to make your stay with us memorable.I have a large travel cot but please bring all your baby linen. Otherwise all you will need to bring is your food. I put in a welcome pack of 6 of our free range eggs, milk, wine and flowers. We look forward to meeting you. We let weekly Friday to Friday 7nights, Friday to Monday=3nights. Monday to Friday =4nights NO alternatives.
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About the neighbourhood
Bourton-on-the-water has many attractions to suit all ages.2.5 miles away.<BR><BR>Birdland with its King Penguins great fun to watch especially at feeding times. The Model Village,The Cotswold Motoring Museum the home of BRUM. The model Railway, The Cotswold Perfumery, Dragon Fly maze. Plenty of shops, pubs, restaurants and tea rooms.
You can pick up a picnic and walk to Lower Slaughter and onto Naunton and the Guitings. Horses are very evident in the landscape with riding schools and race horse training stables. Cheltenham and Stratford race courses are not far. Markets are popular, farmers and street. VIC in Bourton has all local information as do we. Please ask.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Birmingham Airport: 80.0 km
Railway: Kingham/Moreton on the London/ Worcester Line : 10.0 km
Clapton on the Hill is 2.5 miles from Bourton on the Water off the A429 or off the A40 from Oxford through Sherbourne and onto Clapton on a narrow road. On reaching Clapton drive into the village at the right side of the village green. At the church you will meet the No Through Road sign, turn right into this, down hill past the red telephone box to the end of the road ignoring our sign,Private road, no Turning and drive up our drive and park in the carpark.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Water Park Nearby.
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